No wardrobe??

Discussion in 'Hammock Kit' started by CleanSimon, Oct 17, 2020.

  1. CleanSimon

    CleanSimon Trekker

    Hi all, I’m after some advice/experience/opinion on what to do with clothes when you hammock and tarp camp. Mods if I’m lost please move me and no arguments please, no one can be wrong on the subject of their own comfort.
    Some people say if it’s cold sleep in them, some say don’t as they will be full of moisture. Some say hang them on the ridge line, or stuff them into the foot end of the sleeping bag, or hang them away from you. I’d like to know about summer, winter, wet, dry, buggy, camp site, wilderness, even garden if that’s what you know. Thanks in advance - Simon
  2. MartinK9

    MartinK9 Section Hiker

    Outer layers:

    Wet they go over the foot end of the hammock straps, under the tarp.
    Dry, placed over the hammock straps and or internal hammock ridgeline

    Inner layers folded and placed into empty rucsack, wear new dry set for sleeping in. Reverse upon waking.
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  3. paul

    paul Thru Hiker

    tarp with doors means i can just hang it all off my hammock straps (foot end) in a dry bag or in my pack. I mostly tend not to carry spare clothes so my season appropriate down jacket will be worn or chucked in the foot end on the side im not lying in. A great benefit of an 11ft asym hammock is all the spare space on my left. Can even fit one of these

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  4. SteG

    SteG Section Hiker

    Looks like my one Paul :) IMG_20200803_223520.jpg
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  5. CleanSimon

    CleanSimon Trekker

    Thanks MartinK9 and Paul, really specific! My plan was to sleep in thermals rather than clothes, if they’re dry there might be room in the hammock, I have a Hennessy asym. I haven’t used it yet. Do you hang up boots on the line too?
  6. CleanSimon

    CleanSimon Trekker

    Also nice to see some happy doggos! I suggested to my cat that she could fit in the hammock but no dice!
  7. paul

    paul Thru Hiker

    Great looking gog Ste. Diffixult to judge scale. Is he/she full size collie. Mines a gangly version.

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  8. SteG

    SteG Section Hiker

    No he's a particularly small Jack Paul :banghead: I really thought yours was a head of a Jack from your picture, I'm absolutely positive yours is more well behaved and obedient though:laugh:
  9. paul

    paul Thru Hiker

    Haha i doubt it. Mines batty as a friut loop until she gets in a field where she tends to switch on and suddenly become normal and listen to what im saying. I want a second dog and im looking for something more compact but management are pushing back on the idea.
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  10. paul

    paul Thru Hiker

    Footwear goes on the floor so its there when i swing my legs out unless its raining and blowing where they might go over the straps but generally speaking trail shoe wearers are used to working with moist feet so i often dont bother
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  11. Bob-W

    Bob-W Trail Blazer

    I always sleep in thermals:
    1. Bag (and quilt) ratings assume you are.
    2. They are something dry to wear at the end of the day's exertions
    3. They reduce sweat and body oils from getting into your insulation
    4. Bare skin against nylon isn't pleasant
    Back to the question - footwear on floor ready to put on in the morning or if I need to get up in the night, wet clothes over the hammock suspension, dry clothes used as a pillow.
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